If you have been accused of a crime, no matter how severe, the most important thing for you to focus on is your defense. The unfortunate truth is that our country's justice system is not perfect, and innocent people sometimes do get convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty, but courts can only make the best determination of guilt based on the information and evidence that is presented to them, so it is imperative that you build a solid defense case that proves your innocence.
Misdemeanors such as drunk driving, domestic violence or shoplifting can saddle you with hefty fines and even incarceration depending on the circumstances. Even though many people consider these crimes to be minor, they still have serious consequences. The right defense can be the difference between moving on with your life and suffering for a crime you didn't commit.
Strong legal representation becomes even more important when you are facing felony charges, which have much more serious consequences. Serious criminal offenses such as murder, rape and grand theft will see you facing serious jail time. Additionally, your permanent record will reflect that you are a felon for the rest of your life, which can lead to social issues as well. As sad as it seems, being convicted of a felony you did not commit could cause people to treat you differently even 50 years after committing the crime.
You have so much to lose in a criminal case that it cannot be stressed enough how important building a strong defense is. That is where I come in. My criminal defense webpage will give you all the details you need to know about my experience handling criminal law cases in Florida. If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, it is in your best interests to take your defense very seriously.